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The Sims 4: Horse Ranch
The Sims 4: Horse Ranch
The Sims 4: Horse Ranch
Box art for The Sims 4: Horse Ranch
Development
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) July 20th, 2023
Technical information
Platform(s) Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One
Mode(s) Single-player
System requirements Minimum system requirements on TheSims.com
Game features
Themes Animals, Pets
Creatures Horse, Unicorn, Sheep, Goat
Worlds Chestnut Ridge
Shortcuts
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TS4 EP14 Horse Ranch Icon

The Sims 4: Horse Ranch is the fourteenth expansion pack for The Sims 4. It was first hinted towards on the official roadmap titled "Take The Reins",[1] and was then leaked on Steam shortly afterwards, including screenshots and renders.[2] The pack was released on July 20th, 2023 on all platforms. Horse Ranch brings horses to The Sims 4, along with introducing two new types of animals: mini goats and mini sheep. It acts as a partial spiritual successor to The Sims 3: Pets, which featured horses as ownable pets. It includes a new world called Chestnut Ridge based on the American West.

Official description[]

Work hard and play hard with animal friends and your own stretch of land in The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack. Raise, train, and form special bonds with majestic horses that are customizable members of your family. You can also care for mini sheep and mini goats, or make a living selling homemade Nectar. Carve out your own unique life on the ranch. Purchase through August 31 to get bonus items for your hard-working Sims to enjoy.

Rockin’ Rancher Digital Content – Treat your Sim to some relaxation after a hard day’s work with a resonator guitar, wagon wheel art, and rustic rocking chair available when you order through August 31.

Make a Life – Get up early in the morning, look out at the big open countryside, and know that all your work is worth it. Spend your days keeping your animals happy and clean, harvesting Prairie Grass to feed them, collecting Horse Manure to fertilize your plants, and making your own Nectar to sell. Do it all on a ranch you design, whether that means a traditional cabin or a big red barn.

Bond with Animals – Fill your ranch with animal friends and carve out a life together. Your horses — including adorable foals — are part of your household and have lots of special interactions with both Sims and other horses. You can also care for mini goats and mini sheep, and invite neighbors to come see how cute they are.

Join a Thriving Community – Living on a ranch has its moments of peace and solitude, but there’s also a lively social scene. Your Sims can go into town to meet friends at the bar, blow off steam at the dance hall, or train at the equestrian park. They can also host events like cookouts and dances on their own property, and hire a ranch hand to help when the work builds up.

Raise Horses – Horses are part of the family. Customize hoofed friends in Create a Sim, or get new horses by rescuing or purchasing them. Foals can also be born on your ranch. Sims can learn the Riding skill, and horses can train in the Agility and Jumping skills. Skilled horses and riders can even win awards at the equestrian center.

New Features[]

Worlds and neighborhoods[]

Main article: Chestnut Ridge

The Sims 4: Horse Ranch includes Chestnut Ridge, a new western world in the midst of deserts and green in the hot climates in open and wide land with a wild west influence to help horses run wild and free amongst the ranches. Chestnut Ridge includes three neighborhoods—New Appaloosa, Riders' Glen, and Galloping Gulch. It has a total of 13 lots.

Ranch Animals[]

EP14 Promo 3
Main articles: Horse, Goat, and Sheep

In Horse Ranch, Sims can own horses, goats, and sheep. Horses have three life stages: Foal, Adult, and Elder while the other two pets remain the same age, all three pets can eventually die of old age. Horses being a major focus of the pack have their own traits, skills, and relationships with Sims which develop overtime to bond together. Sims can care for these animals on their own ranch and accomodate with hay feeders, water troughs, as well as prarie grass.

Western Activities[]

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Horse Ranch includes a new howdy introduction as well as cowpoke dancing as an alternative form of dance along with the new Ranch radio station. Sims can also hold ranch gatherings as well as set up ranch animal day as social events to gather townfolk for a fun afternoon. Horse competitions can be held at the equestrian center in New Appaloosa within Chestnut Ridge.

Nectar Making[]

Main article: Nectar making

Nectar Making returns to The Sims 4 as a new hobby Sims can indulge in to make their own array of nectar bottles and age their nectar for stronger taste as well as a money maker.

New additions[]

New Objects

New Collectibles

  • Horse manure
  • Plants
  • Prairie Grass

New Skills

New social events

  • Ranch Gathering
  • Ranch Animal Day

New radio station

  • Ranch

New Traits

New Aspiration

  • Championship Rider
  • Expert Nectar Maker

New Lot Challenge

  • Wild Prairie Grass

New NPCs

  • Ranch Hand

Other New Features

Trivia[]

  • The development of Horse Ranch was assisted by Stacey Parshall Jensen in introducing Native American food, home items, and clothing. The Sims team also made a donation to Sacred Healing Circle, an organization that aims at preserving Native American methodologies and practices, including historical knowledge surrounding the horse with the Native American Horse Preservation and Research Program.[3]
  • With Cottage Living installed, mini-goats and mini-sheep provide Sims with milk and wool, respectively, when milked and sheared. Without that pack, performing these actions will only reward Sims with Simoleons.

Gallery[]

Music[]

Alternative[]

  • Scarlet Oprea - I've Been Waiting For You
  • Water From Your Eyes - Barley
  • Wet Leg - Angelica
  • Lovejoy - Call Me What You Like

Ranch[]

  • BRELAND - Natural
  • Hailey Whitters - Everything She Ain't
  • Sean Oliu - Queen of Hearts
  • The Ray Dolls - FORBEN GLABE
  • Orville Peck - Any Turn
  • Old Dominion - Memory Lane
  • Elle King - Tulsa

References[]

"The Sims" Chronology
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Book Nook Kit
June 1, 2023
The Sims series PC games Followed by
The Sims 4: Modern Luxe Kit
September 7, 2023
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Growing Together
March 16, 2023
The Sims 4 expansion packs Followed by
The Sims 4: For Rent
December 7, 2023
The Sims series expansion packs


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